Partnerships that Empower Survivors to Speak Their Truth

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In partnership with #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman, Aerie produced the “survivor” swimsuit benefiting Darkness to Light.

This past spring, Aerie launched an exclusive collection featuring words of wisdom from their #AerieREAL Role Models on a variety of pieces, with 100% of sales of each item benefiting causes close to their role models’ hearts.

In partnership with #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman, Aerie produced the “survivor” swimsuit benefiting Darkness to Light and to empower all survivors to speak their truth and show solidarity with their stories. The swimsuit has the word “survivor” emblazoned across the chest. Aly, a US Champion Gymnast and outspoken advocate for change, wants survivors to know it’s “OK to not be OK” and encourages people to ask for help if they’re struggling.

Proceeds from the sale of the “survivor” swimsuit will help Darkness to Light’s mission to train adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

“We are proud to partner with companies such as Aerie, who understand that it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect children and athletes from abuse,” said Darkness to Light’s President & CEO Katelyn Brewer. “Aerie is the perfect example of corporate social responsibility that talks the talk and walks the walk.”

We thank Aerie, Aly, and all survivors for using their voice to bring this issue to the forefront. We are proud to stand with you as we all work to end child sexual abuse!

A special thank you to all the beautiful ladies who have shared their pictures sporting Aly’s swimsuit!​

About Aerie
Aerie, a brand of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., is a lifestyle brand offering intimates, apparel, activewear and swim collections. With the #AerieREAL™ movement, Aerie celebrates its community by advocating for body positivity and the empowerment of all women. Aerie believes in inspiring customers to love their real selves, inside and out. Retouching free since 2014. Visit to learn more. Let the Real You Shine.™

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